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Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 4, 2017 2 comments

Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption

The regional governor of Callao is the latest high-profile figure implicated in the Odebrecht corruption scandal for allegedly accepting $4 million in bribes. Police raided three buildings linked to governor  Full Article »

Upscale Lima district criticized for restricting Pokemon Go
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Upscale Lima district criticized for restricting Pokemon Go

Authorities in a quiet, upscale district of Lima, Peru have enacted restrictions against the popular mobile video game, Pokemon Go. The La Punta district in Callao this month enacted an ordinance which regulates  Full Article »

Lima bridge collapses, injuring 10 construction workers
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Lima bridge collapses, injuring 10 construction workers

A pedestrian bridge in Callao just west of downtown Lima collapsed into the Rimac river on Sunday morning, leaving 10 people injured. The bridge in Callao’s Carmen de la Legua  Full Article »

Martial law extended for sixth time in Lima port district
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 26, 2016 1 comment

Martial law extended for sixth time in Lima port district

Peru’s government has announced the sixth extension of martial law to give law enforcement more time to gain control over rising crime in Callao. The Lima port district home to 1 million  Full Article »

Martial law in Lima port district extended to nine months
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Martial law in Lima port district extended to nine months

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski extended the state of emergency in Callao by 30 days as his interior minister promised tough new measures to fight crime. In one of his new  Full Article »

Lima political boss gets five years for corruption
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 1, 2016 1 comment

Lima political boss gets five years for corruption

Former Callao governor and Chim Pum Callao party leader Alex Kouri has been sentenced to five years in prison for bid-rigging. The decision concludes over 12 years of investigations and  Full Article »

Peru: 8 million seahorses seized in Lima port
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 20, 2016 1 comment

Peru: 8 million seahorses seized in Lima port

Authorities in Peru have seized more than 8 million specimens of dried seahorses destined for China from a container in Lima’s port of Callao. The seizure on June 7 of  Full Article »

No end in sight for martial law in Lima port district
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 1, 2016 1 comment

No end in sight for martial law in Lima port district

Peru has extended a state of emergency to prolong martial law in Lima’s port district of Callao in an effort to battle high crime. Interior minister Jose Luis Perez announced  Full Article »

Illegal mining renders vast areas uninhabitable in Lima outskirts
Posted by Colin Post on May 27, 2016 1 comment

Illegal mining renders vast areas uninhabitable in Lima outskirts

Illegal miners of construction materials create sprawling quarries which render vast expanses of land uninhabitable outside Lima. An El Comercio investigation reveals that a combined 660 square miles in various  Full Article »

Peru deploys police from interior to battle Lima crime wave
Posted by Colin Post on May 17, 2016 1 comment

Peru deploys police from interior to battle Lima crime wave

Peru’s interior ministry has reassigned 1,770 police officers from throughout the country to patrol the streets of Lima amid rising crime. Interior minister Jose Luis Perez announced the deployments at a  Full Article »